February 2, 2012

Candidate Traits: Washington Experience Viewed Less Positively

The public expresses mixed views of presidential candidates who have extensive Washington, D.C. experience — 26% say they would be more likely to support such a candidate, while about as many (25%) say they would be less likely. This is a change from 2007, when 35% of people said they would be more likely to support a candidate who has spent a long time in Washington; 15% said they would be less likely. Read More